Taxon: Ranunculus asiaticus L.

Genus: Ranunculus
Family: Ranunculaceae
Subfamily: Ranunculoideae
Tribe: Ranunculeae
Nomen number: 30814
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:552. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Asian buttercup  (Source: F Iraq) - English
  • Persian buttercup  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Persian crowfoot  (Source: F Iraq) - English
  • shaqeeq  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • bukettranunkel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt ; Libya
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Egypt Sinai; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Greece Crete

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. (F Cyprus)
  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. (China FlEncy)
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

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